Two smileys that describe your life right now.
1) -_- ..zZz
Six things you wish you’d never done.
1) Taken out so many loans for school. Oh well.
2) Had that series of one night stands and hookups junior/senior year.
3) Told you I loved you when I really didn’t.
4) Taken on a third internship the same semester I decided to take Research AND CSLD.
5) Stopped myself from asking you out for some coffee after that Abnormal Psych lecture. I never saw you again.
6) Let you get the best of me. Lessons learned.
Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
1) I am so hungry/What am I going to eat?
2) How/why the hell did I get into/go to graduate school?
3) I need to go to sleep earlier tonight.
4) Why am I such a hot mess all the time?
5) I need to work out more.
6) I could really go for a/some drink/happy hour right about now.
7) Ugh, my life. (In response to work, exercise, dieting, school, first world problems.)
Eight ways to win your heart.
1) Know how to cook well. The best way to win a man’s heart is through his stomach (At least it is for this guy).
2) Avoid being high maintenance. I don’t do the whole, “But you should know and I shouldn’t have to tell you game.” It’s all about open communication and effort. I’m a guy which means I’m dense, which means if you don’t explain what you’re feeling I probably won’t even realize something’s wrong.
3) Have a sense of humor and appreciate mine. I’ve got a very specific kind of sense of humor. It’s good to be able to genuinely laugh with someone without having to walk on eggshells and be with a person who can be a good sport about being teased and throw me back for a spin with a few of their own quips.
4) Beauty and brains. Someone who can carry a little bit of witty banter can go a very long way with me. Being cute also helps.
5) Be supportive and not nagging. I know that you care and that you’re just worried about me but I’ve already got mom - don’t try to be her. There’s no bigger mood killer than when a guy’s trying to be romantic but can’t because you’re reminding him of his mom! There’s a fine line between telling him that you’ll be there for him and yelling at him to put on his coat.
6) Know how to have fun and get dirty. I like being outdoors sometimes, it’d be nice if you joined me and actually had fun doing so of your own volition. It’s awful spending time together when it feels forced or if you’re doing me a favor.
7) Be in shape! I don’t expect you to be a model because I’m definitely not one. But it’s always fun to go out for a jog or swim or play some sports together with our friends.
8) Be able to balance time with and without me. It means the world to me that you want to spend time together. But be honest - if you need some space from me just say so. Also, don’t get upset or assume things or jump to conclusions if I say I need some space as well. I promise I won’t ask for reasons if you don’t want me to so please do the same for me.
Nine things about yourself.
1) I have three irrational fears: riding rollercoasters, using revolving doors, and traveling by airplane. But I’ve done all three so I guess that whole conquer your fear by facing them doesn’t swing so well for me.
2) I really do want children. I would love to be a father. But I’ve convinced myself otherwise because I’m so afraid of bringing life into the world we live in today.
3) My favorite month of the year is December because I’ve come to associate it with snow and the holidays even though it really doesn’t ever snow that early in the year anymore.
4) I hating waiting for things in general. (On line, to hear back on news, to see test/exam/report results and grades, for my food, etc.)
5) I have huge trust issues with others that stem from the series of failed and badly ended friendships that I’ve had throughout my life.
6) I fall in love way too easy. It’s really ridiculous how simple it is for me to half fall in love with people I’ll never see, talk, or hear from again.
7) I’m very superficial but I’m trying to change that. It’s especially challenging and yet wonderful to have begun questioning my own logic and thought process about many aspects in my life. I find myself more fulfilled and engaged with life and people.
8) One of my biggest insecurities is that I think I’m ugly.
9) I have vowed to never let the kid inside me die.
Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
1) I hope that one day you’ll understand why it is that I had to do what I did. But then I think of all of our problems and I remember the issues that we had about trust and the definitions of friendships and then I realize that you won’t.
2) I hate that I still think about you, especially when I know that you don’t ever think of me.
3) I wish that you weren’t such a hypocritical idiot/moron/jackass/douchebag/anyothersynonymfordumbass.
4) I should really keep you closer in my life, but I’m just afraid to rely on another person again - after so many have let me down.
5) Secretly, I’m happy that we drifted apart.
6) I’m sorry that your mom died. She was a wonderful person and a very loving mother. But other than that, I’ve got nothing to say to you.
7) I hope that you’ll open your heart up again. If there’s anyone in this world who I believe won’t give up on love - it’s you.
8) I don’t know why I chase so hard after your approval. You’re kind of a bitch sometimes.
9) I’m lucky that you came into my life. For the first time in my life I can say that I really have a professional role model. You really are someone I look up to and admire. And thanks for always letting me be a hot mess and looking out for me. I’m also half in love with you.
10) I don’t know how you do everything that you do. But I just want you to know that you are wonderful. You’re not just an advisor or professor. You’re a true friend. Thank you for your guidance, wisdom, encouragement, understanding, empathy, courage, kindness, and friendship. I look forward to the day that I’ll be able to be your colleague in the field. I hope I’ll make you proud.